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The Supreme Council of Antiquities completed the restoration of the gold shrine at the Temple of Habu on the western bank of Luxor Governorate.

Within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan to restore and develop archaeological sites throughout the Republic, especially Upper Egypt, the Supreme Council of Antiquities completed the restoration of the gold shrine at Habu Temple on the western bank of Luxor Governorate.
Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, stated that the restoration work was carried out by the exclusive Egyptian hands of the restorers of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as it included the removal of dirt, soot and damage caused by erosion factors resulting from the passage of time, and the appearance of the original colors of the cabin.
For his part, Saadi Awad, Director General of Maintenance and Restoration in Upper Egypt, said that the restoration of the gold shrine is part of the Habu temple restoration project, which began last March, adding that the work that was carried out in the gold shrine included documentation and recording work using the photographic camera before, during and after the restoration, Preliminary strengthening works before cleaning, mechanical and chemical cleaning, dirt removal, replacement of old dilapidated restorations on walls, in addition to various wall strengthening works.
It should be noted that the Temple of Habu is one of the most important Egyptian temples. It was built in memory of King Ramses III. It was built to hold funeral rites and to worship the god Amun. It consists of a first courtyard with inscriptions for the wars fought by King Ramses III, then the second courtyard with inscriptions for celebrations, followed by a hall of columns and on both sides of it the chapels of the temple dedicated to biting deities, the most important of them is the gold cabin, which has been restored and returned to its original colors.